By anders pearson 23 Oct 2002
i’ve mentioned before that the name ‘thraxil’ came out of some old sci-fi book on my parents’ bookshelf that i haven’t been able to track down since.
today i had a breakthrough.
my dad mailed me a bunch of books of fantasy art (including HR Giger, Rick Griffin, Moebius, Mouse + Kelly, and others). in the stack of books was “The Garden of Unearthly Delights: The Paintings of Josh Kirby.” in it i recognized a painting as the <a href=”http://pc1.klmsz.sulinet.hu/gabo/daw/DAW7/DW128_X.JPG”>cover of the book</a> from whence ‘thraxil’ came.
the book is called “<a href=”http://www.flyingturkeys.com/gsg/gsgbarrettneal.html”>Stress Pattern</a>” by <a href=”http://www.nealbarrett.com/news.asp”>Neal Barrett, Jr.</a> it was written in 1974 and seems to be well out of print now. i’ve found a few spots online that have used copies so i’ll probably pick one up just to have around. if anyone else is interested in the origins of the name, i recommend you do the same. i remember it being a fairly good book.